"May the gods avert this omen"
"omen: a sign that something will happen if nothing happens"
By crumbs, there's an omen -- first action an "we're chasing'em like hares!Flashman and the Dragon
Dubai win could be a good omen for the Big Easy Doha, Qatar Winning the Dubai Desert Classic could be a good omen for Ernie Els.Globe and Mail (2005)
Edwards said: "It has been a lucky omen for me -let's hope it continues.Sun, News of the World (2001)
His spies slip through every net, and his birds of ill omen are abroad in the sky.THE LORD OF THE RINGS (2004)
Lucy tells him about the horrible sensation and wonders if it is an omen.SEA MUSIC (2003)
Not a good omen for a product ready to hit the market, but considering the enormity of the leprosy menace, it's worth a try.India Today (1998)
SWANSEA skipper Nick Cusack saw an omen of promotion in this dour midfield stalemate.Sun, News of the World (2001)
This year my dear mother celebrated her ninetieth birthday, which I'd say is a very good omen for me.MR STARLIGHT (2004)
Voters turned out early in huge numbers across the state, with pundits from both parties reading the rush as a bad omen for their opponents.Courier, Sunday Mail (2004)